CABAZON ( — One of the Southland’s most famous hamburger joints will soon be serving on an American Indian reservation.

In-N-Out Burger plans to open its first restaurant in the nation to be located on tribal lands belonging to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians located off the Interstate 10 freeway at Morongo Trail near Cabazon.

Set to open in 2014, the restaurant – which will be directly adjacent to the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa – is part of a larger expansion project around the casino and neighboring outlet stores that spans several miles along the 10 Freeway.

“Given the current economic environment, Morongo is happy to be developing a new project that will not only bring new business activity and jobs to our region but will also generate future economic development opportunities,” said Chairman Robert Martin of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

Morongo is currently working with Forest City Enterprises, Inc., a national real estate company, to further explore and expand the tribe’s retail, hospitality, and service-related capabilities.


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